A veteran NHL defenseman remains in a Calgary hospital bed following a collision involving his bicycle and a vehicle which left him with multiple broken vertebrae and a severe case of road rash.

On Tuesday, Cory Sarich, an unrestricted free agent, who spent the 2013-2014 season with the Colorado Avalanche, was involved in a cycling accident in the resort town of Invermere, B.C.

Sarich's agent, Tim Hodgson, said in a press release that Sarich was hit by a car while training on his bike in Invermere.

Sarich was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to an undisclosed hospital in Calgary in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Following the crash, Sarich took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the outpouring of support he has received from fans and teammates.



The blueliner was a member of the Calgary Flames from 2007 – 2013.